Beach Cities Cycling Club Newsletter October 14th, 2019



October 14th, 2019 Newsletter


TUESDAY



THURSDAY



SATURDAY

Small L2 group went on a ride from Whittier, to Sante Fe Dam, then west towards the Rose Bowl and back.


Five BCCCers took on the L1 route of the day, riding from Whittier up to East Fork, then up-n-down GMR and back.  Beautiful day - warm temperatures and clear, smoke-free skies.  Below, Ernie drives the train home, because tacos waited at the end.


On the way up to East Fork, we encountered a group of monks out for a morning walk

Glendora Mountain Road was closed, and made for a nice, car-free ride



DTLA in the distance, descending GMR



Back in RB, riders chose to ride around PV and avoid the smoky skies of the westside




SUNDAY


Keith, Liz, Di & Charlie


ELSEWHERE

Louie takes 2 silver medals at the Huntsman Senior Games in St. George, Utah.  Chapeau!



THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SENDS IN PHOTOS!

Take a picture of a recent Club ride?  Accomplish something noteworthy on the bike?   

Email me by Sunday night for consideration in that week's Club newsletter.

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BOARD REPORT

Board Meeting Announcement

BCCClub Board Meeting

Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 

at Beach Cities Health District

in the Beach Cities Room (basement)

 Agenda for 10-17-19 Board Meeting.pdf


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RIDE LEADERS' CORNER

We meet second Wednesday of each month. 

Beach Cities Health District, in the basement, 630PM.

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CLUB SPONSORS!!

(weblinks at bottom of the page)

 

 

 

  

  

 

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BOO!

That's what you'll hear at your Halloween party if you don't have holiday themed cookies and treats from Torrance Bakery!  Check out their Halloween offerings by clicking >>here.

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SUNDAYS WITH DR. MIKE!

Sunday, 10/20, Tour of LA

Dr. Mike will lead this popular ride that goes around LA. Griffith Park.  DTLA.  Descanso Gardens and points in between.

You can start at 8AM in Beverly Hills for a 50 miles basically flat ride...OR.....

Make it a Sunday Century and start in RB with the good Doctor. Be at Cap'n Kidds at 6AM and prepare for a full century ride.

Here's the route from the La Cienega Tennis Center >>here.

You can drive up and find parking near the Tennis Center.
OR - park at Syd K Park and ride 3.5 miles to the Tennis Center following this route. Or just ride your bike there. Just be ready to roll at 8AM.

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TACO TUESDAYS

(sometimes with tacos, but usually donuts)

You can now access route slips via the Club website. 

Tuesday rides start at 9AM at Cap'n Kidds.

10/15-Griffith Park Observatory

10/22 - Mandeville

10/29 - Sidecar Donuts! (Torrance)

11/5 - Elysian Park

11/12 - Pedaler's Fork

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BOB'S AWARD WINNING BUN RIDE

 Fridays, 8:30AM

10/18 - Roman Aroma, RB

10/25 - Sacks on the Beach, RB

11/1 - Torrance Bakery, Old T


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SATURDAY RIDES

Access route sheets and the club calendar by going here.

Helmets are required on all Club Rides.

Front and rear lights are recommended.


L1- HOT TO TOTS

 Topanga. Old Topanga. Stunt. Return via Tuna Canyon to PCH and home. 69 miles, 4100 feet led by Mario Obejas.

L2-CROSS CREEK

Take a break from the hills and zip along PCH to Malibu's Cross Creek. Then return. 55 miles, flat, led by Diana Thacker.

L3 - AMALFI/TEMESCAL/PALISADES

Up'n'down Amalfi. Head over to Temescal and go. Return via "Inspiration Point" in the Palisades. 50 miles, 1700 feet led by Sue Richardson.

L4-JACKSON CAFE

Bike path out'n'back to Culver City's Jackson Cafe. 32 miles, flat, led by Mike Barr.


When it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, or otherwise unsafe riding conditions, it is club policy to cancel a club ride.  Club members may still choose to meet and ride in these conditions; however, the ride will not be considered an official club ride. 

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   LANTERNE ROUGE  

Tony Hoar, winner of the Lanterne Rouge at the 1955 TdF, passes at the age of 87 (right side of the picture).






CLUB RIDE SCHEDULE


Click on the above link to the Club's ride calendar for complete description of rides and links to maps & route slips. Rides below subject to change - check our website!!!

Saturday:

8:00AM 

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

All levels.

Occasional remote starts.


Sunday:

9:00AM 

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

Rides 12-30+ miles

around Palos Verdes

All levels



Tuesday:
 

9:00AM

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

Route varies, 40-70+ miles

L2 Pace (typically)

Wednesday (during Daylight Savings Time) (suspended until November 6th)

4:00PM 

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

Palos Verdes Hilly Ride

20-25 miles


Thursday:

9:00AM

Manhattan Beach Pier

North to Ballona Creek

turnaround at Centinela

OR head north for longer

rides 25-50+ miles

Ride usually ends at a

Hermosa Beach coffee shop

Pace dictated by riders


6PM Nightriderz led 
by

Ironman TimO'Crowley

Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes

(during Daylight Savings Time)

Cap'n Kidds (not during DST)


LIGHTS REQUIRED!


Friday:

Bob's Bun  Ride, 8:30AM

L4 Pace 20-40 miles


Don't ride alone!

Check out the Club's Facebook Page for other riding opportunities posted by club members,or post one yourself.



BCCC supports:

California Association of Bicycling Organizations

South Bay Bicycle Coalition

League of American Bicyclists

Cal Bicycle Coalition

Bicycle Angels




OFFICERS/DIRECTORS

Club President:

Jim Hannon

Vice President:

Gary Parsons

Secretary:

Susan Callaway

Treasurer:

Donna Martinez

Member-at-Large:

Peter Richardson

Ride Leader Directors:

Matthew Peck

Mario Obejas

Adult Bicycling Education Directors:

 Jack Bauer

Youth Education:

Jim Hannon

Steve Reichlin

Diversion  Project:

Jim Hannon

Jack Bauer

Social Director:

Lesley Siegel

Membership & Volunteer Director:

Debbie Hannon

Sponsorship Director:

Nancy Arsenault

Insurance Director

Gary Parsons

Newsletter Directors:

Matthew Peck

Jim Hannon

Bike Corral:

David Hui

Grants:

Debbie Hannon

Community Outreach:

Bonnie Nixon


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